Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Ruby Banner Retail

I've added the two shops where Jane is currently selling her jewellery to a Google Map to look at how markers are programmed. Click on the marker to get the address of the shop.

It is comapartively straightforward:

var point = new GPoint(-0.2024,51.5128);
var marker = new GMarker(point);
var html = "Oi, 77 Portobello Road, Notting Hill Gate, London W11 2QB. Tel: 020 7221 0472";
GEvent.addListener(marker, "click", function() {

You add a point, create a marker from it, and then overlay it on the map. The address is displayed by listening to the click event for the marker.

I am not sure that I have geocoded the addresses as accurately as perhaps I might, but the markers are close to the genuine locations.

(I have noticed that Google have added a new Hybrid view since last time I used the API.)

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